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Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2021-2022 School Year

The deadline for submission of applications is May 1, 2021 for the upcoming year.  Due to our affiliate dorm housing contracts, those submitting an application after the deadline will be automatically considered for Fall admissions for the 2022-2023 school year or placed on a waiting list if housing is unavailable.

Upon receipt of the application and supporting materials, the Admission Committee determines whether to extend an invitation to the candidate and a parent/guardians to interview on campus. Families and candidate participate in three separate interviews (candidate, family, and candidate with family) to discuss program goals and compatibility. The interview process allows the applicant and families to express their interests in the program as well as discussing relevant applicant information.

Admissions decisions are made by members of the P.A.C.E. at NLU Admissions Committee following review of all of the applicant materials and interviews. The Admissions Committee evaluates the applicant’s strength, areas for future growth and development, motivation for success in the program.  P.A.C.E. at NLU looks at each applicant holistically. Therefore, we are less concerned about specific measurements or test scores and are more concerned about finding the correct fit for the program and the students we support.  All parts of the application will be given equal consideration.

The Admission Process is takes approximately 6 weeks for decisions to be made once an applications is received. The committee’s decision are sent by U.S. Mail.

Thank you for your interest in P.A.C.E. at NLU. If you have specific questions regarding the admissions process, please contact Elizabeth Potter, Outreach Development Specialist, at or 312-261-3245.  


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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